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Rocking spring trends when it is still winter at fashion week

Wearing: navy and silver geometric earrings c/o JD Williams / lipstick / navy cold shoulder sweater c/o JD Williams (also avl in plus sizes!) / navy, grey, white color block pleated maxi skirt c/o JD Williams (also avl in plus sizes!) / black tote bag c/o JD Williams (last seen here) (under $75!!!) / spring nail polish in yellow / navy boots c/o JD Williams /

New York Fashion Week in February is always tricky to dress for. Since it is the biggest fashion event in the United States, I always feel like I need to not only bring my A game, but my A+ game! Since spring 2018 is starting to hit stores shelves, I can’t be caught wearing something which screams “last season” while I attend fashion week. Yet, it is February in New York, and it often snows; which means how do you rock the spring trends while dressing for winter?! Eeeek!

This spring 2018 outfit from JD Williams solved the ‘cold weather but I want to wear spring’ conundrum I always face at fashion week in February. It offers up the latest spring trends yet offers an in-between style which can be worn in the winter, and throughout the spring months. Love that!

Dawn and I even got snapped by street style photographers while I was wearing this outfit. Check out the fun photo below by street style photographer Denton Taylor!

*photo credit Denton Taylor

Cold shoulders are a huge continuing trend from last year into this year. This navy sweater is perfect to wear now into spring since it reflects the cold shoulder trend, which happens to be a hot winter trend, as well as a hot spring trend. I love how versatile it is. This sweater looks great with the maxi skirt for a creative office setting, brunch, a baby shower, picnic, and more! It also looks fabulous with jeans and boots for a cute and casual daytime look. Or, it can be dressed up for a night out with the girls by paired the sweater with skinny jeans, high heels, and a small clutch. It can also be layered under a blazer as part of the current menswear trend. This cold shoulder sweater really is a capsule piece for spring; it is a must-have!

These boots were so comfortable at fashion week. I am on my feet for a large portion of the day while attending shows. There is a lot of walking and standing in line; so comfortable footwear is a necessity. These boots were fabulous, and I can’t wait to wear them often this spring season.

You know I love handbags, and this tote turned into my savior at fashion week. It was comfortable to carry, and I love how I had the option to hold it by the circular top handles, or with the detached shoulder strap. I mostly held it by the handles because let’s face it, circle handle totes are all the rage right now!

*Dawn and I posing on the runway during seating; before the Just In XX show at New York Fashion Week. Both of us are wearing JD Williams outfits.

This was my day two outfit at fashion week, and it carried me through the day. I can’t wait to wear this outfit during the spring season, as well as separate the pieces to create more spring looks with items from my closet. Love!

It also happened to be National Pizza Day. Dawn and I found a yummy pizza place near Spring Studios to celebrate. So fun!!

You can find my outfit and more for spring from JDWilliams.com

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*sponsored by JD Williams, all thoughts and opinions are my own

Winter into spring athleisure dress

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wearing: nautical navy statement earrings / lipstick / grey leather jacket c/o JD Williams (on major sale!!) / navy athleisure dress c/o JD Williams / spring nail polish / black tote bag c/o JD Williams (has a detachable shoulder strap) / sparkling silver street sneakers c/o JD Williams (so comfy!!)

Spring has sprung! Of course, as we transition from 40 degree winter weather, into our current daily highs of spring-like 75 degrees, our wardrobes need to transition too. It can be challenging to create an outfit which can easily flow between these extreme temperature swings, thankfully, the athleisure trend is an easy way to transition between seasons.

As you know, the athleisure trend is huge! The more popular athleisure looks become, the more variety we are all looking for while putting together our daily looks. I love this trend so much because it is comfortable, practical, and machine washable! haha Seriously though, who has time for running to the dry cleaners every week?

Athleisure styles are perfect for daily life, plus they are ideal for transitioning between seasons. I love being able to wear a casual dress with street sneakers (so very athleisure!) and also to be able to flow from 45 degree mornings into 75 degree afternoons. With the addition of this extremely soft and comfortable moto jacket by JD Williams, I can easily flow from winter mornings, to spring afternoons. Love that!

I spotted this dress on the JD Williams website. Instantly I could tell it would be something I could easily wear in the winter, and the upcoming spring season. Plus, it’s blue! You know that is my favorite color! It’s super comfy, and easy to pair with edgy street sneakers. I love silver footwear. Last fall I wore silver boots all the time; even at fashion week! So silver sneakers are a natural addition to my wardrobe. They add a bit of glam to athleisure looks. I’m all about a touch of glam in my daily looks!

This was my outfit a few days ago when I ran errands with the kids, tooks the kids to some of thier activities, and was on the go. It was super comfortable, and when the weather warmed up, I removed the jacket and felt perfectly fine. This dress can also be amped up for non-athleisure looks with the addition of booties, loafer pumps, or flats. It’s really versatile.

If you haven’t checked out the JD Williams website-check it out! They have so many cute looks you can wear now and throughout the spring season. Plus, they have some really cute coats on major sale! Also, JD Williams carries plus sizes in addition to missy sizes. Love that!

Have you been wearing the athleisure trend? Have you tried it with a dress?

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Stay tuned! I will be rocking this cute tote bag at fashion week in a few days! Be sure to join me on Instagram to see the runways from my view.

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*sponsored by JD Williams. all thoughts and opinions are my own

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Comfortable evening jumpsuit for winter

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wearing: sparkling statement earrings / Bobbi Brown “Lilac” / faux fur coat (last seen here) (true to size) / sparkling black jumpsuit (also avl in plus sizes) (under $90) (runs big-order one size down) / celestial evening bag (under $50) / Chanel spring nail polish / black and gold evening pumps (sold out, also love SAVE or SPLURGE)

January is one of my favorite months of the year! There are so many personal holidays for my husband and I in the month of January. This month we celebrate our fifteenth wedding anniversary, both of our birthdays; and it is also Bay Area Fashionista’s eight year blogiversary! Wooo-hoo!

These events always prompt my husband and I to go out on the town during the month of January. Since it is cold, I like to wear something which is both festive, and covers me up a bit. Wearing a little black dress in the middle of January is not my jam. I love a good pantsuit or jumpsuit when the weather drops below sixty degrees.

In addition to having a fabulous little black dress in my closet, I also think owning a chic black jumpsuit is a must-have for impromptu evenings out; and when you just don’t have time to prepare an outfit for a special occasion!

This sparkling evening jumpsuit is both comfortable, and affordable. Love that! Can you believe it is priced under $90! That is such a great price! It has silver sparkles all over the fabric; I wish I had worn this on a sunny day in order to pick up the sparkles. When we went out, it was foggy and grey. Ugh! You will just have to take my word for it; it sparkles!!!

How is January for you? Are you still settling down after the holidays? Or, do you have parties and events planned?

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